Mint Cup~1906

This is an easy recipe that would be fun to try. Something like a sweet, sour, minty slushie. Not bad for 1906. I could see this going down well at the school fair. Note: 1 pound of sugar is equal to 2 cups. Discover

January 15 Menu Candied Sweet Potatoes

This is a simple menu that has a diversity of flavors and textures. I don't often think of serving sweet potatoes outside of Thanksgiving, but today I'm inspired. The kids love them. They're easy. They fill the belly on these cool winter days. More to come, folks!

Eggs 1916

Eggs! Here's a fun introductory excerpt on all things eggs for your reading pleasure. Also including a recipe for baked omelet, which is new way to cook omelets. Note that this comes from the Crisco cookbook (more on that in a later post). Crisco! They snuck it in there as the first, all-important ingredient. There... Continue Reading →

Frog’s Legs ~1897

Frog's Legs Recipe In honor of Leap Year, today is Frog's Legs Day! To celebrate, here's a recipe for fried frog's legs. Unfortunately, I don't have access to frog's legs to try this one out. In fact, the only place I've ever seen frog's legs on the menu was outside of Poverty Point, Louisiana (which... Continue Reading →

Giblet Soup ~1855

Turkey Leftovers. Ho! To soup season! Here's a beauty from Alexis Soyer's inimitable cookbook, Shilling Cookery for the People. I actually still have my turkey giblet, frozen for gravies, but this seems like a curious alternative. Love throwing in some dry white wine for soups to give it a little something special. Pleased to discover... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving ~1943

Holiday Dinners and Kindly Good Cheer Brought to you by a 1943 Sunset magazine advert from the California Wine Board. Happy Thanksgiving! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Thanksgiving Dinner ~1866 Remarks on Pie Making ~1866 Thanksgiving Pie “The Crown of the Feast”~1866

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